Double Vision Doppelbock
Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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From:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
 
Idaho, United States
Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Ratings:
156
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 01, 2018
Added:
Mar 20, 2009
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  17
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Our Double Vision Doppelbock is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Pale and German Munich, CaraAroma, CaraMunich and de-husked Carafa malts to an original gravity of 24 Plato (1.096 SG). The malts provide a dark leather color with ruby notes, a luxurious tan head, and a bready aroma with a hint of smoke. It is lightly spiced with Liberty hops, an American version of the noble German Hallertau Mittelfruh, and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. In the traditional manner, Double Vision is fermented cold (48 F) and lagered a full 10 weeks for smoothness. At over 8% alcohol by volume, it is a deceptively drinkable springtime warmer.
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Ratings by VABA:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Mar 26, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Zythophile from District of Columbia

Bottle Date: 2015, purchased in late 2017
Palate Contaminants: none

The look is a cloudy dark brown. Some head, but it doesn't stick around.

The main scents are molasses and fresh bread loaf. There are lesser bits of cloves and lemon. The bourbon isn't so much neat as some sort of cocktail form thereof. Could use more intensity.

Eh, I'd rather have the flavors in the taste than on the nose, and this one is fairly strong. Figs and dark rum are the first flavors. Cola. Wood from some other sort of nut tree. I wish it had a little more sweetness, but the bitterness is at an okay level.

Medium weight, not enough carbonation. Bitter grain on the back end. I can't really pick out much alcohol for it being an elevener.

Jul 01, 2018
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4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Kanjified from California

A complex blend of American and German malts, along with a light hopping of spice-like Hallertau hops, creates a flavor of sweet dark bread with sage. Perfect for BBQ and smoked or roasted meats. A rich and drinkable strong lager. Grab it if you see it.

Jun 26, 2018
 
4.16 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.19 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho on Mar 30, 2018
 
4.01 by ckeegan04 from Texas on Jan 06, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ccrida from Oregon

2016 Cellar Release, cellared by me since. Dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet malty smell with a touch of oxidation and iron. Taste also super malty, but it's not heavy, very smooth, with some caramel but not to sweet. A little bit of pie spice. Spot on with the style, perfectly aged and all together delicious.

Dec 11, 2017
 
5 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota on May 09, 2017
 
4.24 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.02 by AmishLightning from Illinois on Mar 09, 2017
 
4.71 by sendbeer from Georgia on Feb 17, 2017
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance- The beer poured a murky brown color with little visible carbonation.

Smell - The nose was a rich leathery bouquet.

Taste - my initial impression is that this doppelbock is quite nutty. Hints of cola, leather, and a touch of vanilla round out the taste. The sweet fruits come toward the back. A very slight alcohol burn is included in the finish.

Mouthfeel - This definitely hits the target on being a chewy doppelbock.

Overall- in terms of domestic doppelbocks, there are a few better.

Jan 15, 2017
 
4.35 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on Dec 13, 2016
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Impetuous from Montana

Pours a moderate head with a deep brown colour. Very pretty.

Taste is multilayered dried cherries and dark chocolate and raisins. Sweet but not too much so. The alcohol adds a nice bread flavor. Proper mouthfeel for the flavors.

A very good beer.

Nov 28, 2016
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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission in the glass and a fine half finger dark khaki head with great retention and lacing, looks great.Aroma of caramel and dry malt, brown bread, dark stone fruit, raisins; very malty. Flavor is rich caramel and biscuit malt with a hint of toast, dark dried fruit; raisins, dates and figs, light notes of dark stone fruit, molasses, nuts. Finishes with big, full maltiness, just a little sweet. Very nice creamy body, excellent mouth feel. Wow, I waited a long time to pick this up and it sat around my area for a while; I bought one of the last bottles; probably half a year old. Should have picked it up sooner, this is very nice. There a bit more biscuit than normal for a double bock, giving it a bit of an old ale flavor and feel, and the depth of flavor is what I'd expect from something with a higher ABV (which is not at all noticeable here). The thick creamy body adds to the rich malt. Probably one the nicest doppelbocks I've ever had, although I think it is a bit more roasty and biscuity than traditional; not enough to move it out of the style, but adding a great complexity to it. As an old ale fan, this is as good as I can hope from a doppelbock. Kudos to the brewer and I won't miss it again when it comes out. Delicious.

Oct 17, 2016
 
4.5 by elglueckert from Montana on Oct 10, 2016
 
4 by WillisTalkinBout from Wyoming on Sep 25, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by colts9016 from Idaho

4 year old beer with slightly above average ABV, kinda worried it might be over aged. Poured into a sidel around 40 degrees. A very nice medium tan one finger head with good retention. The color the beer is a dark brown used motor oil with some reddish brown highlights. Very nice showing

N: A serious amount of malt assaults the nose. Other aromas is toffee, caramel, bread, dark fruits, bread, molasses, and slight port aroma.

A slight port flavor, toffee, chocolate, light roasted coffee, toffee, caramel, bread, figs, and yeast.

The mouthfeel is chewy, creamy, slightly carbonated and finish last.

A very big malty brew with some girth to it. A very nice doppelbock. The age on it gave it some port notes, but that is ok.

Jul 07, 2016
 
3.75 by CPAles from Illinois on May 29, 2016
 
4.35 by moundbz from North Dakota on May 23, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Libeertarian from Montana

Very dark, deep, semi-clear ruby in the light, otherwise almost black. Well-retaining fluffy head, desert mud in color, a sort of creamy, orange-brown. Didn't even hesitate to score it on appearance as highly as I did. At first, once in glass, a burst of suggestions of boozy heat. After that, more subdued by a perfect balance (though it could stand to be stronger) in aroma of dried dark fruit, toffee, and earthen hops, with hints of both biscuity and toasty malts. So sweet to the taste, makes me dream of cellared bottles to come (two others so far, though likely more on their way if they remain inexpensive at the venue I am getting them from). Purchased this particular bottle today, in fact. Molasses, licorice, dark fruit all hard to parse out due in part to booze as well as the spicy, almost perfumey nature of the hops. Roasty to smoky mainly around the finish. Expected peppery retro-olfaction imparted from alcohol. Heresy, I know, but not really that far off the mark, in terms of quality and enjoyment, as the famed Celebrator standard, though some obvious differences (changes in Celebrator's ABV notwithstanding). Full-bodied, syrupy, prickly at first, but then pure cream, very warm.

Apr 17, 2016
 
4.34 by Thirstygoat from Illinois on Apr 16, 2016
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a dark brown, cloudy body with minimal head and khaki lace ring around glass with good carbonation. Fruits and spices are evident in the aroma at first but then mostly I get this bit of bread and sweet malts. Beer is medium-bodied and a bit sticky, I can't pinpoint the sweetness but this beer is thick and malty and the label states burnt sugar and caramel so I'll go with that. Bit of a fuller bodied feel from bread and yet the yeast creates a smoothness that makes this an easy drinker. Bits of fruits and spices in the backend that prevent beer from cloying. A touch of smoky and hoppy dryness on finish but overall this is balanced sweet beer that is enjoyable.

Apr 12, 2016
 
4.23 by daem3384 from California on Apr 10, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from Albertsons. Seems light on the pour, lots of carbonation, frothy head with sticky lacing. Roast malts on the nose, and then gets deeper in taste. Mefium weight body adds to the experience, it all feels right. Not quite Celebrator, but not too far away either.

Apr 09, 2016
 
3.75 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Apr 08, 2016
 
3.73 by jaydoc from Kansas on Apr 08, 2016
 
4.25 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina on Apr 01, 2016
 
4.22 by ta_hagen from Minnesota on Mar 26, 2016
Photo of tempest
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by tempest from New York

Rich aroma of baked bread, raisins, caramel. The flavor has more toffee and a hint of cocoa and roast, but dried fruits follow and then mild spicy hops balanced out the finish. Big flavors and aroma here, but the body isn't too thick (though it's heavier than many). This is a great doppel.

Mar 21, 2016
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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by oberon from North Carolina

Pours into a half liter stein a deep dark chocolate brown with a tinge of ruby,a clingy beige head atop.Dark fruit and smoke stand out most in the nose along with some baked pizza dough although that is not as big as the smoke and fruit.Tastes of prunes dipped in syrup along with deep coffee roast and caramel wich lingers.Very chewy and bready in the feel,just fantastic it compliments the beer greatly.One of the more hefty doppelbock's I have had,big thick and bready this is a damn fine beer.

Mar 14, 2016
 
4.21 by meals00 from Minnesota on Mar 09, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by sporklift87 from Colorado

2013 bottle.

Oct 09, 2015
 
4 by CTJman from Connecticut on Jun 08, 2015
 
4.5 by Alemmon3 from North Carolina on May 15, 2015
 
4.49 by Nurt20 from Illinois on May 01, 2015
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

I am drinking this at 1 year and 4 months old.
A: Deep dark brown under a creamy 2” finely bubbled light tan foam collar that produces good lace.
S: The nose is molassesy with dark sugar and dark bread.
T: Heavy dark sugar flavors, pepper, some prune in the middle with light hops on the end but this is all about dark sugary malts.
F: Creamy smooth, full body to chewy, medium low carbonation.
O: This is a big full bodied doppelbock that is sweet just short of cloying.

Apr 19, 2015
 
4 by redleg411 from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2015
 
3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Dec 23, 2014
 
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 19, 2014
Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 156 ratings